Summer 2020

Registration: $890

Rehearse and perform with professionals. Add our tailored technique workshops for a full day experience. Space is limited.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT LIST STUDENTS.

WAIT LIST for Spelling Bee

Technique Workshops*:
Monday- Friday 10:00-12:45​
Rehearsals:
Monday- Friday 2:00-6:30
Tech Week**:
Monday - Friday 10:00-6:00


*Technique Workshops are running online.

Rehearsals begin July 13, 2020

Show Dates:
Thursday, Aug 6 @ 8pm
Friday, Aug 7 @ 8pm
Saturday, Aug 8 @ 8pm
Sunday, Aug 9 @ 8pm

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Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Why The Spark?

Aside from our incredible team of teachers, designers, directors, and staff (and our guest Broadway actors of course); The Spark is a place where students can find the confidence to lead and take initiative in their own lives. We believe in empowering students and the community through performance. The skills students gain in our programming translates to heightened leadership abilities, stronger sense of self, and a passion for creating and pursuing value in their communities. We set students up for success beyond our stage. The Spark is where creatively inclined students come to find a home; and the stepping stone to their next great adventure.